Sunday, May 10, 2009

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

We have been taking long walks through the woods where early spring wildflowers and ferns are just starting to appear.
Grasses in the meadow are short and it is easy to find a path.
And the Shady Grove waits for its leaves.
The wild plum trees are in bloom and the valley is filled with sweet fragrance. In another week we should find wild orchids sprouting in the woods. The hummingbirds and orioles showed up last week. We promptly put the feeders out. If we wait a few days the hummingbirds will hover outside the windows waiting to be fed. It seems they have long memories. This is the first year we have spotted indigo buntings at the bird feeders. I hope they stick around, but I'm pretty sure the buntings plan to head north to mate and nest.
I have half of the binding completed on my Spice Market quilt. A long awaited finish is coming soon....
Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day!


Finn said...

Hi Chris, my goodness it all sounds soooo wonderful after the long winter. As expected we are a week or so behind you up here in my part of WI. The grass is green and the trees are trying to leaf out, but the chilly winds prevail. You spot looks wonderful! Can't wait to see your quilt. Hugs, Finn

Susan Buret said...

Looks a lot like the wonderful spring I am experiencing in Illinois. The birds must be wonderful.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful place you have to walk!

bindu said...

I've said it before, but what a beautiful place you live in! So heavenly. I love the change of seasons there - the snowy white of winter and the tender green of spring.